According to the Daily Caller, The University of Regina will be hosting a “Masculinity” confession booth. This is supposedly to help combat “hypermasculinty”. This is being put on by the “Man UP Against Violence” initiative. This initiative is attempting to redefine social norms surrounding men. They point that the reason for abuses within a relationship is mainly because acting like a stereotypical man makes you that way.
Just so they know us “evil men” don’t consider the abuse of women in any fashion very manly. We actual consider the guy who puts the abuser in his place the man. The one who stands up for women. The one who treats them with respect. That is who we consider men.
Heck, they even got a football player named Tyler Perkins to throw men under the bus.
“We don’t have to continue to live in a misogynistic society,” “I think falls on everyone and especially men because quite frankly we are the problem right now.”
“We are the problem right now”
Statistics tell a different story, Mr. Perkins.
According to The National Domestic Violence Hotline:
“Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).”
“1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.”
“More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.”
No one is downplaying the issue in abuse in relationships. Nobody is downplaying the fact that it is an issue but stop acting like “masculinity” is the issue.
These men are cowards. These men are just as bad as their female counterparts that commit these crimes.
So, men, next time you look in the mirror don’t worry it is okay to say you’re a man. It is okay to want to be better than the guy next to you in every physical way. It is okay to make everything into a competition. It is one of the things that makes you unique. It doesn’t make you evil.